Pieces Of Heaven

Monday, March 4, 2013

FINALLY Made It To My Sewing Room

Well I finally made it to my sewing room but did not get to do anything in it but try to straighten it up and I still have a long way to go with that. It just amazes me how quick it can become a disaster area when you haven't even been in there sewing.
Unfortunately my house is small and unorganized so things tend to find their way in there and I don't even remember doing it. I can't blame hubby for it because I think he is afraid of the danger zone.
Hopefully now that week 1 of my new job is behind me I will get into the swing of things and get back there more often.
Well bye for now, I'm going to go try to do some more to try to tackle the monster.

Barbara Is Having A Wonderful Giveaway!

                                                      This giveaway contains the following:
Kathy Barrick's newest design called Strawberry Bird
A fat quarter of 30ct. WDW Cappuccino Linen
and 1 card of RG Splendor Silk in Black
So go visit her at  http://tostitchornottostitch.blogspot.com/2013/03/so-lets-have-giveaway.html 
tell her I sent you and good luck to all.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Well I survived my first week of work.  It was a major change as I said before because I'm now getting up when I used to sometimes go to bed. I also got to enjoy some wonderful weather (ha ha) with some snow and glazed roads.
This job position is one that I have done before at a different facility so there are a lot of similarities so I hope that helps with my transition.
Now I'm trying to do the laundry and all the household fun stuff today since I have another full week of training this week.
I do have a light in my tunnel as my 2 yr old (will be March 31st) granddaughter is coming over to play for a while today so I guess I should get busy and get my work done so I can enjoy her.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Update On New Job

Sorry I have not posted but with the new job my schedule has been turned upside down. NOT a bad thing.
I've been having to be at work at 6:30 which means I get up at 4:45 since I have a 45-60 minute drive (which right now I'm loving the "Empty Brain" ride).
Since my normal has been staying up until the wee hours of the morning (almost the time I have to get up now) it has been quite an adjustment.
I started as PRN and signed the papers today to go part time so I will be eligible for benefits now. BIG +.
I will be working midnights (no prob) after I'm done training on all shifts. And I can still pick up available extra shifts would is also a BIG +.
Needless to say I have not been getting any quilting done BUT I can take stuff to work on at work when I'm not busy or I can catch up on my reading.... That will be another +.
Hope to be back soon and maybe even have pictures of something I've managed to get done....

Monday, February 18, 2013

God Opened My Window!

Back in August I lost my job. At that time I put my trust in God. God's plan in God's time. I have always been a firm believer that when God closes a door he does open a window. Considering what impact losing a job can have on your life, it can be hard to wait for him to complete his plans.
Well about 2 weeks ago God opened my window. I offered a PRN position which I did accept (it's a foot in the door). They don't think I will stay PRN for too long (no guarantee) but it's a start. I wanted to wait til it was a sure thing before sharing. And today I attended my orientation (which I get paid for) so I guess it's official.
Thank you God for opening my window.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wonderful give-a-way link

Cathy from Big Lake Quilter blog is having a give-a-way for the wonderful book from Country Threads called Dear Emma.
Hop over to her blog and sign up. Please let her know I sent you.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lilies for Lillie - Beautiful Flowers For A Bad Day

This is one of my grandsons Carter. He brought me lilies in memory of my wonderful mother Lillie who passed away 3 years ago today. He really brightened up an other wise awful day.
Not only was I sad remembering Mom's passing but then I went to get me a bowl of soup and dropped a dutch oven full of soup and it spilled all over into the refrigerator and all over the floor. Husband who was sound asleep heard the crash and came running to find me in tears. He was such a sweet heart and told me to go in the other room and he would clean up the mess.
I did manage to get a friends quilt trimmed and the binding sewn on, now to just stitch it down.
I have another job interview tomorrow and I am putting it in God's hands.
Well off to get a shower and call it a night.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wonderful Dinner tonight

Today my daughter and I cooked dinner together again for us and her family. We do this occasionally and really enjoy it.
Today we made use each a pork tenderloin with onion, garlic, thyme and some other seasoning I just don't remember and baked them. We also made real mashed potatoes, homemade mac and cheese, corn, dinner rolls and 2 chocolate cream pies and 2 mini chocolate cream pies.
I also took some to an elderly lady whom I dearly love but never seem to get to visit her often enough.
Great day! Great meal!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Photo Show Of Some Of My Recent Projects

 2 Knitted caps I made them just because

Same knitted cap only in brown for my friends granddaughter. I taught her to knit and she made the scarf.

 Here are just a few of the dishrags I've been knitting. Also a couple of coasters.

 My youngest granddaughter. She loves Yo Gabba Gabba so I found 2 different prints and just quilted together. She loves it.

I made one of these Mobius cowls for myself and had another skein so I made a second for a friend. Then at show and tell at guild another friend wanted one so I gave her mine. Now I have to make me another one.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Rebecca's Giveaway

Rebecca is having a giveaway to celebrate her birthday and also the new look of her blog.
Go over and tell her Happy Birthday, have a look at her updated blog and sign up to win.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Productive From My Sick Bed

Well I've been down with the respiratory crud. I finally gave in a went to the Dr. today. I have been dealing with this since about 1 1/2 weeks before Christmas. I have a very very bad sinus infection, bad asthma flare up, bronchitis and maybe some pleurisy starting. 4 prescriptions later I hope I start feeling better soon.
Since being sick I have managed to get a Mobius Knitted Scarf and 6 knitted dishrags done. I have another Mobius Scarf I've started for a friend (had an extra skein left over).  Not much else to do while crashing on the couch and not feeling like doing anything else.
Hopefully I will have the energy to sew some binding on a few quilt projects and some that I'm binding for a friend. Then I can sit around and do the whip stitching on those. And since they take up alot more room in my UFO (UnFinished Objects) pile of my sewing room that would be nice.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Go to the Casino and knit.......

Yesterday I went with a couple of friends to the casino and spent the night. What did I do well.........
I did play the slots a few times (very few). But sat out in the single digit weather in an outdoor hot tub
(with a glass of wine) for about an hour. I know longer than I should have but I felt like I was in heaven.
Then went to our room and gave a knitting lesson to a friend and did some knitting my self...
Wonderful relaxing time.

This evening I went to quilt guild and came home, cleaned up some of my email subscriptions and now doing some more knitting while checking in on my blogs.

Will try to post some pictures of completed projects when I get done.
Nite all.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2013 to all.

AGAIN am going to try to keep my blog going. 
For some reason I find it so hard  to find something
interesting to write about.

2012 was not the best of years for my husband and
myself, so we are hoping that 2013 will bring a
positive change for us.

I hope to be more frugal this year. I look at my sewing
room and can't believe the money I have spent and have
done nothing with the purchases.

I also hope to work on UFOs or at least get them out
of my room.  Either complete them or pass them on to
someone who will.

I do not like resolutions because I always feel bad when
I fail at them. So I have just decided that I will try to do
something positive in my life weekly. I think that is basic
enough that I should be able to accomplish.

I wish each and everyone a Happy 2013.